ABOUT ME

 

Hi, my name is Ksenia, I'm a Toronto-based scenic artist  and I love creating beautiful things. All of my life I have been drawing and making art. That craving to express myself artistically led me to theatre and design.  I started my career in Saint-Petersburg, Russia by working with multiple theatres and stage production companies.
 

In 2010 I decided to take another step towards self-realization and moved to Canada where I enrolled in Humber College’s Theatre Production Program.

      

After graduation I started my scenic paint career in Ontario entertainment industry. For the next years I’ve been a part of different  theatre, TV and film productions as well as working with multiple display   companies doing all sorts of  projects. 

My artistic skills include but are not limited to scenic paint, sculpting, molding and casting, working with soft goods and building small and big props.I also have a vast experience in project managing, budget estimating, hiring and supervising crews, concept developing and visualization of the project. 

I love the challenges of understanding designers' vision and bringing it to life, as well as getting an opportunity to design the customer's ideas. I treat every project individually and have high standards of quality. I have a variety of experiences working just by myself, as a part of a team or as a team leader and I feel comfortable in any of those roles. 

 I hope that my passion for painting is seen in every  project that I’ve done.

   Skills

  • Advanced scenic painting (textures, faux finishing etc.)

  • Airless / spray gun

  • Plastering/ sanding/ filling/ prep/ masking

  • Colour mixing/ rolling/ cutting/ staining/ glazing etc

  • Vast experience with scenic drops/ scrims

  • Wallpaper/ vinyl (inc. graphic) application (self-adhesive/stretching)

  • Mold and cast making (including vacu-form)

  • Carving/sculpting (different materials)

  • Aging/ breakdown

  • Drawing/ reproducing other artist’s work/ replication a style of painting

  • Digital design / editing

  • Knowledge of safety requirements and how to use safety equipment

 

    Additional Skills

  • WHIMS, first aid A+ CPR, work health and safety awareness (worker and supervisor), fall arrest and elevated work platform certified trainings.

  • Advanced prop builder

  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint

  • Strength in leading workers and craftspeople through a given project

  •  Respect for the skills and the work of others

  •  A strong sense of collaboration and the ability to work as part of a team

  • A strong ability to think on my feet and to adapt to change

  •  A proven ability to think creatively when finding solutions

  • Well proven ability to work under tough deadlines, pressure and dealing with on-show emergencies

         
    Awards

  • 2019 Pauline McGibbon Award – Production Craftsperson

  • Nomination for 2016 Pauline McGibbon Award – Production Craftsperson. 

  • 2014 Tyrone Guthrie Award: Jean A. Chalmers Training Award 

  • 2013 Humber College Student Appreciation awards 

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Ksenia           Ivanova

Set painter/Scenic artist
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